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Lupus Australia, Queensland Inc

Supporting the University of Queensland Research

8th October 2016

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Guest Speaker - Dr Kate Stacey back for World Lupus Day 10/10/15  for those who may have missed 9th August 2014

Introduction to Lupus ("Lupus - What is the immue system really up to? Progress in research in lupus")

Speaker: Dr Kate Stacey from University of Qld Research Results produced explained via PhD Student

Date: October 10th 9.15am Saturday 2015

Time: 9.15 am

Venue: Indooroopilly Library Meeting room ( Cinema level of Indooroopilly shopping centre corner Station and Musgrave Roads)  Parking off last ramp in Musgrave road_..Bus station one level below and Indooroopillly Station on Coonan Street nearest for trains)

 

 

 

Next Meeting

Date: September 13th (Saturday) venue as above

Time: 2 - 4pm

 

 

 

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Updates

US approves Lupus drug

The first new treatment for lupus in half a century has won US approval, a milestone for patients with the disabling disease and a potential blockbuster for tiny biotech company Human Genome Sciences.

Health officials cleared Benlysta for certain patients with active lupus who are receiving standard therapy. The disease causes the immune system to attack joints and organs and has proved tough to study and treat. Human Genome will split profits from the drug with GlaxoSmithKline.

The Food and Drug Administration says black patients "did not appear to respond to treatment" in clinical trials. The company will run another study to further examine safety and effectiveness in black patients to address that concern, the agency said. Benlysta's annual global sales may top $3 billion in 2015, according to Thomson Reuters consensus forecasts.

Adapted from ABC News

Lupus Booklet


A nineteen page booklet filled with stories and poems written by people who have lupus

Including a foreword written by Dr Carola G Vinuesa and Dr Matthew Cook, research scientists who are looking at the causes of lupus.

Contact us if you are interested in purchasing this interesting little book


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